Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Self-determination


Autonomy against all odds

By: Magdalena Gómez On August 9, 2003, in Oventic, Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) announced the creation of the caracoles and the good government juntas, in substitution pf the Zapatista rebel autonomous municipalities…

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Take Action: Pressure the Mexican government stop the paramilitary violence against Zapatista & Indigenous communities in Chiapas

Statement of Solidarity with the BAEZLN, FrayBa, and  BriCOs Turtle Island – United States of America  July 2022 To the Mexican General Consulates in the United States, We, the everyday people from below, the children, mothers, and elders, Native and…

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Oxchuc: Faced with a complicit state that fosters impunity

[*An update from La Jornada on the situation in Oxchuc follows this opinion piece] By: Magdalena Gómez An ominous week closed for Chiapas and the entire country with the deployment and confrontation of criminal groups with high-powered weapons in the…

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In a climate of siege against NGOs, Dora Roblero assumes the leadership of Frayba

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal De las Casas, Chiapas Dora Roblero, the new director of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), took office yesterday, in a ceremony in which she reaffirmed her “commitment to walk…

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Post-electoral conflict in Oxchuc, Chiapas

[Admin: Here are 2 articles from La Jornada about the post-electoral conflict in Oxchuc, an indigenous municipality in Chiapas. The town of Oxchuc is located approximately half-way between San Cristóbal and Ocosingo.] OXCHUC: ONE WOUNDED, HOUSES BURNED IN CHIAPAS CONFLICT…

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Puebla police and the National Guard reclaim Bonafont plant

Workers clean the Bonafont water plant, reclaimed yesterday morning by members of the Puebla police, with the support of the National Guard, after evicting members of the Union of Peoples of Cholula who had renamed that space as the House…

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The Altepelmecalli in Puebla: from a Bonafont plant to a symbol of Resistance

The peoples’ struggle to stop the extraction of water will complete one year By: Hermann Bellinghausen Cuanalá, Puebla Resistance is breathed when one reaches it. A bottling plant used to operate on this central property in the semi-rural municipality of…

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